16 July - 27 September 2010. This exhibition of 300 artefacts traces the history of Saudi Arabia from prehistoric times to the present day. Most of the items on show, which include silverware, jewellery and colossal statues of the kings of Lihyan (600-400 BC) have never before left their country of origin.
They offer a fascinating glimpse into a prosperous and dynamic civilisation which is slowly being discovered by today's archaeologists. Photographs illustrate the region's undulating landscape, and pinpoint the 7th century origins of Islam's holiest places in the land known as the 'Cradle of Islam'.
Wed-Mon: 09.00-18.00 (Wed & Fri: 09.00-22.00)
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Roads to Arabia - Archaeological Treasures from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris. Tel. +33 (0)1 40 20 58 24 www.louvre.fr